Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /
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I was buying this 3 wheeled bicycle as a gift for my dad who is in his 80s and has trouble moving his left side from a stroke, and I asked about the dirt bike.

She was happy to get rid of it and hooked me up with a package deal. Win win, I called my dad who was trying to repair some old girls bicycle when he picked up the phone. - I guess he really wants to ride a bicycle again.

I hope he likes the trike, it should be far less likely for him to fall and break a hip, he has balance issues. I guess I'll find out how he likes it. The tires aired up and I pedaled it around... The dirt bike is missing a carb and needs some work.

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Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Awesome score! You are very kind to do that for your Father.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Thanks Stephen. He put a huffy or two under the tree for me growing up so it felt good to do this for him.

Also, I realized from his age people might think I'm a lot older than I am. Lol I'm in my 30s he was nearly 50 when I was born.(edited)

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Get him a helmet. It takes balance to step up and over the frame. No tumbles just getting on board.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Good idea, I bet I can pick up a cheap bicycle helmet.

Me trying to get him to wear his helmet before he rides his tricycle will officially bring out father/son relationship full circle, lol.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

It's cool Hipster, my dad put a bike or two under the tree for me too. I wish I could buy him something like that, he likes my mopeds and all but will not ride them, he is 84...but still, he used to race his motorcycle on the ice and in the desert, guess he is smarter than I, I will get his '70's Schwinn Suburban 5 spd bicycle when I find room in my apartment for it, it has been hanging in the garage for 40 yrs, I used to ride in the baby seat on the back of it. I was only allowed to own a moped at 15 because my Dad said I could to the outrage of my mom, I love him for many reasons, but that is in the top 5, you are a good son.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

That's a quality trike, too. USA made Worksman. They're still around if you need original parts.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

both rad

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Sweet of you to do that. Does that trike have both a drum and a caliper brake on the front?

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Thanks everyone I'll post an update when I can get pops on it. I've been kind of busy lately and haven't got the check the bike and trike out much.

But ya,.good eye, it does seem to have that dual front brake. The rear is brakeless I think and a fixed gear.

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